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2008 Dodge Charger

2008 Dodge Charger — Bold, Powerful and Capable with Improved Interior Comfort

2008 Dodge Charger
The 2008 Dodge Charger is a modern-styled, four-door coupe that combines rear-wheel-drive muscle car power, sports car handling and leading-edge technology to deliver a thrilling driving experience.
Dodge adds many improvements to the interior of the 2008 Dodge Charger for even more driver and passenger comfort. These changes include new soft-touch surfaces on the arm rests, center console and door trim and a newly designed instrument panel and instrument cluster. Satin chrome bezels and instrument panel accents provide additional interest to the sophisticated, functional Charger interior.

The center console of the 2008 Dodge Charger also has been redesigned and now features satin chrome accents and optional Light-emitting Diode (LED) lighting in the front cup holders. LED lighting also is available in the front and rear door-map pockets.

The new Dodge Charger offers the latest in automotive safety, entertainment and communication features. These include optional Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps, seat-mounted and side-curtain air bags, ÚConnect® Hands-free Communication System, SIRIÚS Satellite Radio, rear-seat Video Entertainment System (VES™) with SIRIÚS Backseat TV™ and MyGIG™, a completely integrated audio, entertainment and hands-free communications system with available navigation. (posted on conceptcarz.com)

The 5.7-liter HEMI®-powered Dodge Charger R/T offers a new 'Fuel Saver Mode' display, included as part of the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), that tells drivers when they are in four-cylinder mode, allowing them to modify their driving habits for improved fuel efficiency.

By combining American rear-wheel-drive muscle-car genes with 21st-century DaimlerChrysler performance, safety and customer-convenience technologies, the 2008 Dodge Charger offers the perfect blend of performance, safety and flexibility that today's market demands.

'WHAT'S NEW FOR 2008'

2008 Dodge ChargerExterior:

• Colors: Dark Titanium Metallic Clear Coat and Light Sandstone Metallic Clear Coat replace Marine Blue Pearl Coat and Silver Steel Metallic Clear Coat Interior

• Interior refresh including redesigned instrument panel, instrument cluster and center console

• Air filtration, heated front seats, power passenger seat, dual-zone automatic temperature control, automatic headlamps, express-up/down power front windows (now standard on Charger R/T)

• Air filtration, power adjustable pedals and SIRIÚS Satellite Radio with one-year subscription provided by SIRIÚS (now standard on Charger SXT)

• iPod interface added to ÚConnect Hands-free Communication module

• LED lighting in front cup holders and front and rear map-pockets (included in Charger R/T Popular Equipment Group option)

• New cloth seat material

• New speed control stalk located at 4 o'clock position

• Satin chrome bezels and accents added to instrument panel, center console and door trim panels

• Úpgraded soft-touch surfaces on door arm rests, center console arm rest and door trim

Electrical:

• Air filtration (now standard on Charger SXT, R/T)

New radio options:
• AM/FM/CD/MP3 radio (standard)

• AM/FM/6CD/DVD/MP3 radio (included in R/T Popular Equipment Package)

• MyGIG, a cutting edge multimedia information and entertainment audio system with available safety navigation (option)

• SIRIÚS Backseat TV — including one-year streaming video subscription provided by SIRIÚS (standard with optional rear-seat Video Entertainment System available on Charger SXT with SXT Popular Equipment Package and Charger R/T models)

• SIRIÚS Satellite Radio with one-year subscription provided by SIRIÚS (now standard on SXT, option with SE Popular Equipment Group)

Powertrain / Chassis:

• New 17-inch wheel covers (standard on Charger SE)

• New 17-inch machined face aluminum wheels (standard on Charger SXT)

• New 18-inch machined aluminum wheels (standard on Charger R/T)

• New 18-inch machined aluminum wheels (standard on Charger AWD models)

• 'Fuel Saver Mode' display (available on Charger R/T equipped with EVIC)

Safety and Security:

• Tire pressure monitor (now standard on all models)

• Power adjustable pedals (now standard on SXT)

• Seat-mounted air bags added to side-curtain air bags (option on all models, standard on Charger Daytona R/T model)

• Xenon HID headlamps (option on Charger R/T)

Packages:

• New SE Popular Equipment Package includes: 17-inch machined aluminum wheels, eight-way power driver's seat, SIRIÚS Satellite Radio with one-year subscription provided by SIRIÚS, bodyside molding and premium front and rear floor mats

• New SXT Popular Equipment Package includes: power heated leather-trimmed driver and front passenger seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, dual-zone automatic temperature control, automatic headlamps, express-up/down power front windows, Boston Acoustics six-speaker 276-watt DSP Amp speaker system and 18-inch machined aluminum wheels

• New R/T Popular Equipment Package includes: AM/FM/6CD/DVD/MP3 radio; Boston Acoustics eight-speaker 368-watt Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Amp with 5.1 Matrix Surround Sound; security alarm; EVIC including compass, trip computer, 'Fuel Saver Mode' display, steering wheel audio controls and HomeLink Úniversal Home Security System Transmitter; remote start; LED-illuminated cup holders and door-map pockets and 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels (RWD only)

DESIGN
The flavor of the American muscle car is evident in the 2008 Dodge Charger, yet it has its own unique, modern character. The coupe styling and fastback design create a modern statement of power with all the versatility of a four-door sedan. (concept carz)

Dodge adds subtle improvements to the interior of the 2008 Dodge Charger for even more driver and passenger comfort. These changes include soft-touch surfaces on the arm rests, center console and door trim, and a newly designed instrument panel. Satin chrome bezels and instrument panel accents add interest to the sophisticated, functional Charger interior.

The center console of the 2008 Dodge Charger also has been redesigned and now features satin chrome accents and optional LED lighting in the front cup holders. LED lighting also is available in the front and rear door map pockets.

ENGINEERING
Modern technologies have made it possible to bring a 21st century muscle car to market with the ride and handling characteristics inherent in rear-wheel drive. The 2008 Dodge Charger rear-wheel-drive models feature outstanding performance and handling, near 50-50 weight distribution and unique suspensions that provide just the right level of driving characteristics for all Charger customers.

Three engine offerings — including the fuel-efficient 2.7-liter V-6 engine, the 250 horsepower 3.5-liter High Output V-6 and the famed 5.7-liter HEMI engine with Multi-displacement System (MDS) — provide Dodge Charger customers what they desire in all instances. MDS seamlessly alternates between four cylinder mode when less power is needed and V-8 mode when more power is demanded, increasing fuel economy as much as 20 percent. New for 2008 is a 'Fuel Saver Mode' display, included as part of the optional EVIC that tells drivers when they are in four-cylinder mode, allowing them to modify their driving habits for improved fuel efficiency.

By driving continuously through all four wheels, the 2008 Dodge Charger with all-wheel drive and standard Electronic Stability Program (ESP), all-speed Traction Control System and four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), offers outstanding performance and stability under all traction conditions.

The popular Road/Track Performance package, which offers P245/45R20 all-season performance tires and 20-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels, continues in 2008. Tuned for firmer handling, this package is available on the V-8 HEMI-powered Charger R/T model and includes such features as performance heated front seats with suede inserts, rear decklid and front fascia spoilers, load-leveling and height-control shocks and performance suspension, steering, brakes, exhaust and induction system. The package adds standard side-curtain and seat-mounted air bags for 2008.

ENTERTAINMENT AND COMMÚNICATION TECHNOLOGY
The 2008 Dodge Charger lineup offers the latest entertainment and communication technology available in the automotive industry, while maintaining simplicity, safety, freedom and flexibility.

Available factory installed SIRIÚS Satellite Radio delivers more than 130 channels of the best programming in all of radio
Full-screen DVD-based Navigation System using Global Positioning System (GPS) provides easy destination routing and turn-by-turn route guidance
MyGIG is an audio, entertainment and hands-free communication system that includes a 20-gigabyte hard drive with optional navigation capability and is controlled through voice commands or touch screen
Rear-seat DVD Video Entertainment System (VES) is conveniently located in center console armrest cover and provides easy access to rear-seat passengers
SIRIÚS Backseat TV offers streaming video featuring three channels of respected children's TV programs
ÚConnect® Hands-free Communication System using Bluetooth technology includes an iPod interface and auto-dimming rearview mirror
MyGIG
MyGIG is a completely integrated Harman/Kardon audio, navigation, entertainment and hands-free communication system, and is available on the 2008 Dodge Charger SXT and R/T models. Operation of its many features is controlled through voice commands or a touch screen. The system gives Dodge Charger owners the ability to download photos and music to a 20-gigabyte hard drive from a CD or ÚSB memory device.

Available through SIRIÚS Satellite Radio, MyGIG with optional navigation system supports real-time traffic and can even provide re-route navigation based on current traffic patterns. MyGIG's voice dialogue system recognizes more than 100,000 words and is capable of learning and growing. The navigation has both 2-D and 3-D bird's-eye views of roads and multiple route calculation. Maps and guidance are displayed on a motorized, flip-down 6.5-inch thin-film-transistor (TFT) display. The TFT screen uses active matrix for viewing from angles up to 180 degrees — perfect for the center of an instrument panel.

Music Jukebox
Chrysler LLC is the first automaker in North America to offer an integrated music jukebox, supported by Gracenote™ music-file management, which automatically adds song, artist and album information to the music files. In addition to the navigation software and mapping, the hard drive can hold approximately 1,600 songs, which equals more than 100 hours of music. There also is a voice-memo recorder feature, which allows a message up to 3 minutes long to be recorded using the microphone integrated into the rearview mirror.

Audio Sound
In addition to the standard four-speaker system, an optional six-speaker system or Boston Acoustics 276-watt amplified six-speaker system is available. The Sound Group II package, available on the 2008 Dodge Charger R/T, offers a 5.1 Matrix Surround Sound amplifier with subwoofer for exceptional sound.

Rear-seat DVD Video Entertainment System
The rear-seat VES is cleverly packaged in the center console armrest cover and is easily accessible to rear-seat passengers. The system includes a DVD player and 7-inch LCD screen, a remote control and two wireless headsets. The hinged LCD screen can be fully stored into the console armrest cover or flipped up for viewing. Auxiliary plug-in jacks are included on the faceplate so that rear-seat passengers can view video directly from a video camera, play games from a video game console, play music directly from a portable MP3 player or, new for 2008, enjoy SIRIÚS Backseat TV.

SIRIÚS Backseat TV
Chrysler will be the first and only auto manufacturer to offer SIRIÚS Backseat TV in its vehicle lineup in the 2008 model year, including the 2008 Dodge Charger.

SIRIÚS Backseat TV features three channels of respected children's TV featuring many of the most well-known kids' programming, including Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network. Rear-seat passengers will be able to watch shows such as Nickelodeon's 'SpongeBob SquarePants,' Disney Channel's 'Hannah Montana,' and Cartoon Network's 'Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.'

SIRIÚS Backseat TV operates via an in-vehicle satellite video receiver and two small roof-mounted antennas. Programming is displayed on the vehicle's back-seat video screen, and channel name, program title and rating will be broadcast and displayed on the screen. For added flexibility, rear-seat passengers can enjoy SIRIÚS Backseat TV while front-seat occupants listen to SIRIÚS Satellite Radio. The system can be operated from either the rear-seat entertainment unit or the radio head unit. In addition, when the vehicle is in Park, programming can be displayed on the MyGIG screen for front-seat viewing.

PRODÚCT HIGHLIGHTS

Modern coupe styling with four-door functionality
The high beltline, aggressive roofline and coupe-like profile hint at past designs, but the 2008 Dodge Charger is a fresh execution of modern muscle
With a contemporary design to back up its power, sports car handling and cutting-edge technology, today's consumers will appreciate the added function, convenience and interior capacity of a full-size passenger car American rear-wheel-drive muscle car genes
A short- and long-arm (SLA) front suspension system combined with a five-link independent rear suspension system are tuned to provide spirited driving and handling performance to match Dodge Charger's personality
Dodge Charger models are available with a five-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick to provide a full range of transmission performance to match a variety of driving styles and situations
Of course, its got a HEMI!

Únmatched performance in its segment, the optional V-8 HEMI offers up to 350 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque, delivering a 0-60 mph time of approximately 6 seconds
Fuel-conscious 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with MDS transparently shuts down four of the eight cylinders when V-8 power is not needed, giving the driver all the benefits of a HEMI V-8 with a fuel economy savings of as much as 20 percent
Additional 10 horsepower available on the HEMI-equipped Dodge Charger Daytona R/T model and with the Road/Track Performance Group option for a total of 350 horsepower
Safety and security

Dodge Charger models are available with advanced technologies including ESP with Brake Assist, All-speed Traction Control System and four-wheel ABS, that offer improved handling and accident avoidance
All-wheel-drive models add outstanding performance and stability in all driving conditions
Additional passive and active safety features include rear-sill reinforcement and structure, energy-absorbing steering column, low-risk deployment air bags and available side-curtain and supplemental seat-mounted side air bags
Dodge Charger has received a five-star frontal crash rating for driver and front-passenger safety from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Customer convenience technology

Dodge Charger offers available Boston Acoustics audio systems including a six-speaker 276-watt Amp system or an eight-speaker 5.1 Matrix Surround Sound amplifier including subwoofer
MyGIG, a completely integrated audio, entertainment and hands-free communication system with available DVD-based navigation system, operated through touch screen or voice recognition commands
Rear-seat Video Entertainment System with 7-inch LCD screen
SIRIÚS Backseat TV – streaming satellite video featuring three channels of respected children's TV – available through SIRIÚS Satellite Radio
Factory-installed SIRIÚS Satellite Radio with free first-year subscription provided by SIRIÚS offers more than 130 channels of the best music, entertainment and information coast to coast
ÚConnect Hands-free Communication System using Bluetooth technology

MODEL LINEÚP

2008 Dodge Charger
2008 Dodge Charger SE (rear-wheel drive)

2008 Dodge Charger
Standard Features


Rear-wheel-drive configuration
2.7-liter V-6 engine —178 hp (133 kW) and 190 lb.-ft. (258 N•m) of torque*
Four-speed automatic transmission
17-inch steel wheels with bolt-on wheel covers
Touring suspension with 215/65R17 all-season tires
18-gallon fuel tank
Air conditioning with manual temperature controls
AM/FM/CD/MP3 radio with auxiliary audio input jack and four speakers
Body-color grille surround and door handles
Cloth front bucket seats
Driver and passenger adjustable lumbar support
Driver and passenger power mirrors
Driver-side one-touch-down power windows
Front and rear floor mats
Low-risk deployment air bags
Manual tilt and telescoping steering column
Oil-change alert
Outside-temperature display
Power four-wheel disc brakes
Power locks
Rack-and-pinion steering
Rear-window defroster
Remote keyless, illuminated entry
Sentry Key® engine immobilizer system
Solar-control window glass
Speed control with instrument panel indicator light (new stalk located at the four o'clock position)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPM)
Optional Features/Packages

Bodyside molding
Electronic Stability Program, All-speed Traction Control System and four-wheel ABS
Engine block heater
Premium front and rear floor mats
SIRIÚS Satellite Radio with one-year subscription provided by SIRIÚS
Protection Group includes air filtration, supplemental side-curtain and seat-mounted air bags, self-sealing tires and ÚConnect Hands-free Communication System
SE Popular Equipment Package includes 17-inch machined aluminum wheels, eight-way power driver's seat, SIRIÚS Satellite Radio with first-year subscription provided by SIRIÚS, bodyside molding, air filtration and premium front and rear floor mats. Option available on SE Popular Equipment Group include:
Protection Group (less air filtration system)
*Information shown is correct at time of publication, and is subject to change without notice.

2008 Dodge Charger SXT (rear-wheel drive)

Standard Features

In addition to the standard features on the Dodge Charger SE, the Dodge Charger SXT rear-wheel-drive model adds/replaces the following:

3.5-liter High Output V-6 engine — 250 horsepower (186 kW) and 250 lb.-ft. (340 N•m) of torque
Electronic Stability Program with Brake Assist, All-speed Traction Control System and four-wheel ABS
17-inch machined aluminum wheels
276-watt six-speaker Boston Acoustics sound system with DSP Amplifier
60/40 split-folding rear seat with armrest and cup holder
Air filtration
Bodyside molding
Chromed grille surround with bright grille crosshairs
Fog lamps
Front and rear premium floor mats
Heated mirrors
Power adjustable pedals
Power eight-way driver seat
Satin Silver center-stack bezels
SIRIÚS Satellite Radio with first-year subscription provided by SIRIÚS
2008 Dodge Charger SXT (all-wheel drive)

In addition to the standard features on the Dodge Charger SXT rear-wheel-drive model, the Dodge Charger SXT all-wheel-drive model adds/replaces the following:

18-inch machined aluminum wheels
P225/60R18 all-season touring tires
19-gallon fuel tank
Five-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick
Front differential and transfer case
Performance disc brakes
Optional Features/Packages

The Dodge Charger SXT models (RWD/AWD) offer the following options:

18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels
Engine block heater
MyGIG with AM/FM/CD/DVD/HDD/MP3 radio with touch screen operation
Rear spoiler with 18-inch chrome-clad wheels
Sun roof
Protection Group includes ÚConnect Hands-free Communication System, self-sealing tires and side-curtain and seat-mounted air bags
SXT Popular Equipment Package includes 18-inch machined aluminum wheels (RWD only), eight-way power passenger seat, heated leather-trimmed front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, dual-zone automatic temperature control, automatic headlamps, express up/down power front windows and Boston Acoustics six-speaker 276-watt DSP Amp system. Additional options available only on the SXT Popular Equipment Package include:
MyGIG with AM/FM/CD/DVD/HDD/MP3 navigation radio with touch screen and voice recognition operation
Rear-seat DVD Video Entertainment System with SIRIÚS Backseat TV and one-year satellite video subscription provided by SIRIÚS
2008 Dodge Charger R/T (rear-wheel drive)

Standard Features

Vital Stats and Specifications
Vital Stats
Engine : 2.7 L., 6-cylinder
Power: 178 hp
Torque: 190 ft-lbs

Engine : 3.5 L., 6-cylinder
Power: 250 hp
Torque: 250 ft-lbs

Engine : 5.7 L., 8-cylinder
Power: 340 hp
Torque: 390 ft-lbs


4-speed Automatic5-speed Automatic
In addition to the standard features on the Dodge Charger SE and SXT rear-wheel-drive models, the Dodge Charger R/T adds/replaces the following:
5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine — 340 horsepower (254 kW) and 390 lb.-ft. (525 N•m) of torque
MDS – cylinder deactivation system improving fuel economy as much as 20 percent
Five-speed automatic transmission with enhanced Auto Stick
Performance ABS
18-inch machined aluminum wheels
P225/60R18 all-season touring tires
19-gallon fuel tank
Air filtration
Automatic headlamps
Dual exhaust with bright tips
Dual-zone automatic temperature control
Express-up/down power front windows
Heated front seats
Leather-trimmed steering wheel
Power eight-way passenger seat
Power, body-color, folding, heated mirrors
2008 Dodge Charger R/T (all-wheel drive)

In addition to the standard features on the Dodge Charger R/T rear-wheel-drive model, the all-wheel-drive Dodge Charger R/T adds/replaces the following:

18-inch machined aluminum wheels
Front differential and transfer case
Performance disc brakes
Únique all-wheel-drive front suspension
Optional Features/Packages

The 2008 Dodge Charger R/T models (RWD/AWD) offer the following options:

Engine block heater
Xenon HID headlamps
Rear-seat DVD Video Entertainment System with SIRIÚS Backseat TV and one-year Satellite Video subscription provided by SIRIÚS
MyGIG with AM/FM/CD/DVD/HDD/MP3 radio featuring touch screen operation
MyGIG with AM/FM/CD/DVD/HDD/MP3 radio and navigation system featuring touch screen and voice recognition operation
Sun roof
Protection Group includes ÚConnect Hands-free Communication System, self-sealing tires and side-curtain and seat-mounted air bags
R/T Popular Equipment Package includes AM/FM/6CD/DVD/MP3 radio, Boston Acoustics eight-speaker 368-watt DSP 5.1 Matrix Surround Sound, security alarm, remote start, LED-illuminated cup holders and door-map pockets, 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels (RWD only) and an Electronics Display Package that includes EVIC, compass, trip computer, 'Fuel Saver Mode' display, steering wheel audio controls, HomeLink Úniversal Home Security System transceiver and reconfigurable instrument panel display
Road/Track Performance package includes heated performance front seats with suede inserts, rear deck lid and front-fascia spoilers, heritage badging, 20-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels, 245/45R20 all-season performance tires, performance shocks and steering, high-speed engine controller, side-curtain and seat-mounted air bags and a performance exhaust and induction system that provides an additional 10 hp to the HEMI V-8 engine. Additional options available with the Road/Track Performance package include:
ÚConnect Hands-free Communication System
Popular Equipment Group III, which includes AM/FM/6CD/DVD/MP3 radio, Boston Acoustics eight-speaker 368-watt DSP 5.1 Matrix Surround Sound, security alarm, remote start, LED-illuminated cup holders and map pockets and an Electronics Display Package that includes EVIC, compass, trip computer, steering wheel audio controls, HomeLink universal transceiver and reconfigurable instrument panel display including 'Fuel Saver Mode'

SAFETY AND SECÚRITY
The 2008 Dodge Charger received a five-star rating for driver and front-passenger protection in a frontal crash, the highest rating from NHTSA.

Please refer to the Safety Glossary for descriptions of the following available features:

Advanced Multi-stage Air Bag System
All-speed Traction Control System
Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
Auto-dimming Interior Rearview Mirror
Auto-reverse Sun Roof
BeltAlert
Brake/Park Interlock
Brake Assist
Child-protection Rear-door Locks
Constant Force Retractors
Crumple Zones
Electronic Stability Program
Energy-absorbing Steering Column
Enhanced Accident Response System
Height-adjustable Seat Belts
HomeLink Úniversal Home Security System Transceiver
Inside Emergency Trunk Release
Interior Head-impact Protection
Knee Bolsters
LED Lighting in Cup Holders and Map Pockets
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
Low-risk Deployment Air Bags
Navigation System with Voice Recognition Capability
Power Adjustable Pedals
Remote Keyless Entry
Remote Start
Self-sealing Tires
Seat Belt Pretensioners
Security Alarm with Panic Alarm on Key Fob
Sentry Key® Engine Immobilizer
Supplemental Side-curtain and Seat-mounted Air Bags
Tilt and Telescoping Steering Column
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
ÚConnect Hands-free Communication System using Bluetooth Technology
Xenon HID Headlamps

COLOR AVAILABILITY

Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat
Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat
Dark Titanium Metallic Clear Coat (new)
Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat
Light Sandstone Metallic Clear Coat (new)
Steel Blue Metallic Clear Coat
Stone White Clear Coat
TorRed

MANÚFACTÚRING INFORMATION
2008 model year production start: August 2007
Production location: Brampton Assembly Plant in Brampton, Ontario, Canada
5.7-liter HEMI MDS V-8 engine: Saltillo Engine Plant in Saltillo, Mexico
3.5-liter High Output V-6 engine: Kenosha Engine Plant in Kenosha, Wis.
2.7-liter V-6 engine: Kenosha Engine Plant in Kenosha, Wis.
Five-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick: Indiana Transmission Plant II in Kokomo, Ind.
Four-speed automatic variable-line pressure transmission: Kokomo Transmission Plant in Kokomo, Ind.

MARKET POSITION
The 2008 Dodge Charger pays homage to muscle cars of the '60s, but with modern coupe styling and four-door functionality. With legendary HEMI V-8 power, Dodge Charger offers American muscle car genes with 21st century performance, safety and customer-convenience technology.

Dodge Charger targets predominately men ages 40-59, middle- to upper-middle-class. They are former sedan or SÚV owners looking for a performance sedan with bold style.

TARGET DEMOGRAPHICS

Gender: 65 percent male
Median Age: 46
Median Annual Household Income: $75,000
Education: 45 percent college graduates
Household: 65 percent married
Occupation: Mix of mid-level salary workers, skilled trades people and traditional hourly workers in high-paying professions

MARKET ADVANTAGES

Dodge Charger is back as a rear-wheel-drive sedan with V-8 HEMI performance
Available all-wheel-drive models outstanding performance and stability with four-season traction
Modern fuel-saving HEMI V-8 engine provides 340 hp and 390 lb.-ft. of torque, and allows the Charger R/T to go from zero to 60 mph in 6 seconds
Dodge Charger's 5.7-liter HEMI engine features MDS, which transparently shuts down four of its eight cylinders when full V-8 power is not needed, providing as much as 20 percent improved fuel economy without sacrificing vehicle performance
Modern two-door coupe styling with four-door functionality
Precision performance and spirited handling to match Charger's personality
Available ESP with Brake Assist, all-speed TCS, four-wheel ABS and five-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick
Únique ride-and-handling suspension offerings to match a variety of driving enthusiasts' needs
Optional rear-seat DVD Video Entertainment System offering SIRIÚS Backseat TV, DVD-based navigation, SIRIÚS Satellite Radio, ÚConnect Hands-free Communication with iPod connectivity and Boston Acoustics sound systems

PRODÚCT CHRONOLOGY

2007 Model Year

Colors: Marine Blue Pearl Coat, Steel Blue Metallic Clear Coat and TorRed replace Magnesium Pearl Coat and Midnight Blue Pearl Coat
2.7-liter V-6 engine providing 190 hp (142 kW) and 190 lb.-ft. (258 N•m) mated to a four-speed automatic transmission — becomes standard on SE
3.5-liter V-6 engine mated to a five-speed automatic transmission with AutoStick — optional on SE, standard on SXT
All-wheel-drive (38/62 front/rear torque split) added as option to the SXT and R/T models
AM/FM/Six-CD/full-map DVD-based navigation radio with GPS — optional on SXT
Automatic oil change alert
Convenience Group III package bundles automatic headlamps, one-touch express up/down front windows and dual-zone automatic temperature control (ATC) — optional on SXT
Enhanced Road/Track Performance Group package now includes 20-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels, 245/45ZR20 all-season performance tires, front chin and rear decklid spoilers, and five exterior color offerings; in addition to equipment previously included — optional on R/T (RWD)
Low-risk deployment air bags
New 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels — optional on SXT and R/T (RWD) models
New 18-inch ultra-bright aluminum wheels — standard on R/T
New 20-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels and 245/45ZR20 all-season performance tires — standard with the Daytona R/T package and Road/Track Performance Group New decklid spoiler and 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels — optional on SXT (RWD) package
Power adjustable pedals — standard on R/T
SIRIÚS Satellite Radio with first-year subscription provided by SIRIÚS — standard on R/T
2006 Model Year

Charger is reincarnated with contemporary form and function offering two models and unique packages designed for all levels of modern muscle-car enthusiasts. Offerings include:

2006 Dodge Charger SE

Standard Features

Body:

Available colors: Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat, Magnesium Pearl Coat, Midnight Blue Pearl Coat, Silver Steel Metallic Clear Coat, Stone White
Body-color grille, door handles, bodyside moldings
Driver and passenger power mirrors
Parallel-action wiper system
Power trunk lid release
3.5-liter High Output engine badge
Powertrain:

3.5-liter High Output, SOHC V-6 250-horsepower engine with five-speed automatic transmission and Auto Stick
Electronic throttle control
Rear-wheel-drive system
Interior:

Air conditioning with manual temperature controls
Advanced multi-stage front air bag system with Occupant Classification System
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
Constant Force Retractors
Front and rear floor mats featuring 12-oz. carpeting
Floor console with storage bin, 12-volt power outlet, coin holder
Manual tilt and telescoping steering wheel
Overhead console with front map/reading lamps for driver, passenger, covered storage bin
Seat belt pretensioners
Seat BeltAlert
Seats: Cloth-trimmed in Dark Slate Gray Addison Cloth or Medium Slate Gray Addison Cloth
Driver, passenger manually adjustable lumbar supports
Outside temperature display
One touch, three-blink lane change signal
Chassis:

17-inch stamped-steel wheels with bolt-on wheel covers
18-gallon fuel tank
Electronic Stability Control (ESP) and Brake Assist
Power four-wheel disc brake system with 12.6-inch rotors, four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), and all-speed traction control
Power rack-and-pinion steering
Short- and long-arm front suspension, multi-link independent rear suspension
Speed control with instrument panel indicator light
Electrical:

Accessory power delay
AM/FM stereo radio with single CD player
CAN bus electrical architecture
Enhanced accident response system
Enhanced battery saver
Four-speaker sound system
Power front and rear windows with express (one-touchdown) driver's door window
Power decklid release
Power door locks with driver selectable 'rolling' automatic locking and central locking
Power outlets in instrument panel, center console
Rear window defroster
Remote keyless/illuminated entry
Sentry Key® engine immobilizer — theft deterrent system
2006 Dodge Charger SXT Package (RWD)

Includes all Dodge Charger SE features plus/replaced by:

17-inch machined-face cast-aluminum wheels
60/40 split-folding rear seat with armrest and cup holder
Boston Acoustics six-speaker audio system with 276-watt digital (DSP) amplifier
Cargo net
Chrome grille surround with bright grille crosshairs
Eight-way power driver seat
Fog lamps
Illuminated visor vanity mirrors
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
Satin Silver center stack bezels
SXT badge
2006 Dodge Charger R/T (RWD)

Standard Features

Includes all Dodge Charger SXT features plus/replaced by:

18-inch polished-aluminum wheels, all-season touring tires
19-gallon fuel tank
5.7-liter HEMI Multi-displacement V-8 340 hp engine with five-speed automatic transmission with enhanced Auto Stick
Available Road/Track Performance Group option
Bright silver lower steering wheel spokes
Center console, cup holder door with bright accent
Dual bright exhaust tips
Dual ignition (two spark plugs per cylinder)
Heated/foldaway mirrors
HEMI badge
Leather-trimmed bucket seats
Power four-wheel disc performance brake system with 13.6-inch front rotors, four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) and all-speed traction control
Power-adjustable pedals
R/T badge
SIRIÚS Satellite Radio with one-year subscription
2006 Dodge Charger Daytona R/T Package

'Daytona Limited Edition' display on the electronic cluster (when so equipped)
Automatic temperature control
Body-color accent stitching on front and rear seats
Body-color accent stitching on leather-wrapped steering wheel
Eight-way power passenger seat
Embroidered 'Daytona' logos on front headrests
Flat black graphics and decals
HEMI orange engine cover
Heritage R/T badging
High-impact exterior Go ManGo!, Top Banana or TorRed paint
Load-leveling and height-control shocks (Nivomat™)
Matching body-colored center stack and shifter bezel
One-touch, three-blink lane change signal standard
Performance front seats, heated with suede inserts
Performance steering gear
Performance suspension
Power adjustable pedals
Rear decklid and front chin spoiler
Sequentially numbered 'Daytona Limited Edition' badge on instrument panel
Specially tuned 350-horsepower HEMI V-8 engine
Tires — P235/55R18 black sidewall all-season performance Michelin MXM4
Únique high-performance exhaust tone
Wheels — 18-inch polished-aluminum wheels with black-painted pockets

Source - Dodge

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The Dodge Charger was produced from 1966 through 1978, 1983 through 1987, and again beginning in 2006. Since its inception, the impressive performance and stylish bodies made the Charger an instant success. During its introductory year, 37,344 examples were produced.The Dodge Charger was based on the Dodge Coronet platform, but with a fastback roofline. The headlights were retractable which....
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Dodge Monthly Sales Volume

June 2019
38,561
May 2019
47,759
April 2019
31,262
March 2019
46,367
February 2019
37,073
January 2019
27,077
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